Salestastic is back up and running!
We are currently experiencing some technical problems which are impacting the availability of our service. We hope to have these issues resolved shortly. Hold tight!
So what’s new?
Quite a lot really. This update has been all about improving the basics and making the user experience even better, more intuitive or faster. Here’s some of what’s new in version 1.5…
Pin Sharp Logos
Now all of your printed documents can benefit from super sharp logos, even when printed from screen. PDF documents also feature super sharp versions of your brand. Note: existing users - upload a new, larger version of your logo to benefit from this new feature.
All invoices are now fully editable in Draft status until you send them to your client by email. No more frustrating typos.
We’ve split the New Sale button so you can choose the document you want to create faster. Simple, and less confusing.
Document lists have been tweaked to show more relevant information and be easier to use. All outstanding invoices are now grouped in one filter.
We’ve added more detail about your invoices, including when you sent them, and to whom.
We’ve made the document menu easier to use. Easier means faster, and that means less time spent on admin by you.
Keeping track of the hours you bill is a constant challenge. I have tried a range of time tracking apps that allow me to ’start the clock’ on my work and tell me to the second how long I spent on every task. Despite some being really slick and well designed the problem is that I either forget to ’stop the clock’ and end up leaving them running for hours while I make some more coffee and get distracted with incoming emails, or they don’t integrate with my billing software so they end up not being used.
For anyone who needs a simple system for logging and billing their time Salestastic can be a real time saver. Here’s how you can get up and running in a few simple steps:
Step 1 - Log in or sign up to Salestastic
Salestastic offers very simple pricing: the Free for Life plan will get you started, or the Pay monthly plan will give you unlimited everything. Once you are set up and have added some clients you are ready to go.
Step 2 - Create a new Estimate
Salestastic provides the ability to create unlimited estimates on all plans that can later be transitioned into invoices in a couple of clicks. When you start a new project for a client it’s really easy to create a new estimate, which in this instance becomes your time log as you work.
Step 3 - Log time as you go
As you work on your project it’s quick and easy to update the estimate with the work completed, adding the hours worked and the appropriate rate (you can use the header lines to add a date above your individual line items to keep entries grouped by date). With this approach you are logging time and building your final invoice at the same time. This can be a real time saver when you come to billing your client at the end of a project.
With Salestastic being web based you can access your account wherever you are working so you never have to carry anything else around (or remember which notebook you wrote your last note in).
Easy progress reports
Once you have created an invoice it’s easy to send out a progress update to your client at the drop of a hat - just log in and email the estimate, knowing that it is up to date and nothing has been missed.
Expand your project
Because Salestastic is project-based you can add other estimates and invoices to the same project. This means you can use a different estimate to track time for different aspects of a project. Alternatively, it allows you to bill expenses or products separately but within the same overall project.
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